TMC Fellow Brendan Johnson wins Kenan Moral Purpose Award

Congratulations to TMC Fellow Brendan Johnson, winner of the Kenan Moral Purpose Award, for his essay, “Moral Medicine.” The essay describes how his studies in Social Medicine and Liberation Theology led him to question the inherent value structure of professional medicine, realizing, “the status of the poor becomes the ethical standard by which we measure […]

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Ethical Medicine Means Getting Political

In this opinion piece for the Hastings Center, TMC Fellow Brendan Johnson explores how COVID-19 brings into view the political dimensions of truly ethical medicine. “Dilemmas that clinicians face in the coronavirus pandemic–who gets the ventilator, the 80-year-old grandmother or the 20-year-old student?–are the bread and butter of mainstream bioethics. In medical school, my classmates […]

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COVID-19 can change our individualistic view of health and wellness

In an op-ed for The Tennessean, TMC Fellowship alumnus Benjamin Frush, MD, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic challenges our culture’s individualistic view of health. “As the country continues to grapple with the COVID 19 pandemic, it seems that our attempts to mitigate the virus’ spread through social distancing are being only partially adhered to, prompting local governments to enact more restrictive measures. Preview Like others in the […]

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“A Model of Life”: Gabrielle Daniels, Theology, Medicine, and Culture Fellow ’17, Seeks Health Care Justice for Women and Children of Color

“As health professionals, we need to get ahold of the ministry of healing as ordained through Christ Jesus,” says Gabrielle Daniels, an alumna of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture (TMC) Fellowship at Duke Divinity School. Daniels, who also holds an MPH from Yale, is now a Project Manager at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), and […]

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